Christopher Peterson, professor of law at the University of Utah and member of the Consumer Federation of America, talks about the bi-partisan proposal of an interest limit on loans to military veterans — and wonders why payday lending interest limits aren’t available for everyone.
Wisconsin Republicans recently blocked Governor Evers’s nomination for Agriculture Secretary, Brad Pfaff. Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach says this fighting between Democrats and Republicans is “politics as usual—lately.” On today’s show Senator Erpenbach chats with host Carousel Bayrd about tensions at the capitol. They also talk about needed changes to transportation and access to high-speed […]
Veterans for Peace are troubled by the way Americans observe Veterans Day on November 11th “It was originally called Armistice Day, and established by Congress in 1926 to “perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations, (and later) a day dedicated to the cause of world peace.” For years, many churches rang their […]
As befits a scruffy, beloved community radio station, the lobby here at WORT has an eclectic aesthetic. Rows of numerous “Best of Madison” awards line the walls, there’s a cheery, armless mannequin who typically sports the latest version of the WORT T-shirt and baseball hat, band stickers and posters clutter up the bulletin boards. Lately, […]
The “Lost City” sounds like a fairy tale, but in the forest of the UW Arboretum lies the ruins of a failed community. WORT volunteer Kathy Miner will lead a class and tour of the abandoned and forgotten Lake Forest development project. The class takes place Saturday, November 16 from 1pm to 3pm. Kathy Miner […]
Polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known by their acronym, PFAS, have shown up in Madison’s municipal Well 15, prompting the City to shut down the well. How big a problem is this, who’s to blame, and who should take responsibility for cleaning up the groundwater? On Friday, November 8th, Monday Buzz host Brian Standing spoke with Attorney […]